|The War in Libya|
The recent Libyan War proved that infantry and expensive armored vehicles are nothing but
targets for modern weapons.
Reform at Last - Two armored brigades are to be eliminated
Military reform at last. Ancient World War II technology is being removed from the battlefield. The U.S. Pentagon says they will take two heavy armor brigades out of Europe in 2013 and 2014 and eliminate them.
General Raymond Odierno says the military is working hard to mitigate the impact on European allies and will rotate other Army units into the region to train with NATO partners.
June 6, 1944 - The fact of the matter is expensive armored units became obsolete on D-Day in Normandy. The Germans were unable to move men and equipment on the battlefield without becoming targets for what was then "modern" airpower in 1944.
Today it is a thousand times worse. In the Libya War airpower destroyed anything that moved in front of the rebel army . . . . but "army" is too strong a word. The rebels were true untrained militia advancing on the enemy in Toyota pickup trucks. But that did not matter when NATO jets cleared the battlefield of anything that moved.
Modern Air Power is Supreme (IRAQ)
The units will be eliminated, rather than moved back to the United States. Odierno says removing two of four brigades now in Europe will not necessarily make NATO allies shoulder more of the load if ground forces are needed for a large-scale operation in the region.
The units to be dismantled are based in Germany — the 172nd Infantry Brigade, currently in Grafenwoehr, and the 170th Infantry Brigade in Baumholder.
A-10 Thunderbolt in the action